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Winco WL18000VE - 15,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator w/ B&S Vanguard Engine

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Model: WL18000VE
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31-HP Briggs & Stratton OHV Vanguard Engine
Extremely powerful, professional grade engine

"Big Dog" Professional Generator
Rugged 1-1/4" steel rollcage
Collapsible handle
Heavy-duty lifting eye
Hour meter
Spark arrestor

Rotating Field Brushless Alternator
Generates cleaner electricity than brush versions

Keyed Electric Start
Easy starting capability with added security

15-Gallon Fuel Tank
Generates a whole day's worth of power on a single tank

Please Note 4-Wheel Dolly Kit Not Included (Sold Separately)
Engine Brand
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
Starting System
12-Volt Button Start
31 HP
895 CC
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Engine RPM
3600 RPM
Low Oil Alert/Shutdown
Cast Iron Sleeve
Product Specs
120/240 Single-Phase
60 Hertz
Auto Voltage Regulation
Surge Watts
18000 Watts
Rated Watts
15000 Watts
Fuel Type
Rated Amps
63 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Tank Size
15 Gallons
Run Time @ 50% Load
10.5 Hours
Fuel Tank Material
Fuel Gauge
Decibel Rating @ 7m
Not Measured by Manufacturer
Idle Control
Hour Meter
Voltage Meter
Lifting Eye
Not Included (500 CCA)
NEMA 5-50R
NEMA 14-60R
Made in USA
Assembly Required
550 Pounds
Product Length
33 Inches
Product Width
25.5 Inches
Product Height
34 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
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Q: My house has a heat pump (15 ton unit). Does that fall under the same guidelines that the Geo-Thermal unit does or will this generator run my heat pump as well as a few lights and some appliances ie: fridge?

Thanks in advance!

by Sean from Virginia on January 21, 2014

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

In regards to your question, proper sizing of the generator is crucial to the success of any generator installation and requires a good working knowledge of electricity and its characteristics, as well as the varying requirements of the electrical equipment comprising the load.

A certified electrician needs to be consulted for proper sizing and installation of any generator.

When analyzing the electrical load, consult the manufacturer’s nameplate on each major appliance or piece of equipment to determine its starting requirements in terms of amps and voltage which can be calculated to watts using Ohms Law (Amps x Volts = Watts).

When choosing the generator output select a rating that is approximately 20 to 25% higher than the peak load (for example, if the load is about 8 kilowatts, select a 10 kW generator).

A higher rated generator will operate comfortably at approximately 80% of its full capacity and will provide a margin of flexibility if the load increases in the future.

Note: Applications that are commercial, all-electric homes, have heat pump systems or geothermal systems require special installation procedures and a certified electrician "must" be contacted to evaluate and install these types of systems. Typically portable generators will NOT be able to run a heat pump, A/C or Geo-Thermal unit.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Where can you purchase a 60 amp cord with the appropriate plugs and weather proof outlet box for the winco 18000-15000 watt generator.I want to wire it to a 60 amp breaker In my panel with a Manuel transfer switch.thx frank
by Frank from New York on September 18, 2013

A: Thank you for your inquiry!

Unfortunately we only offer one cord that is rated for 60 amps.

This would include a 60 amp manual transfer switch as well as an exterior enclosure.

I would recommend the 64488-002.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Jim my house is heated with a 5 ton geothermal unit I am looking for a backup generator could you help me with this
by John from Michigan on May 06, 2013

A: Unfortunately when you have Heat Pump, Geo-Thermal or All-Electric homes there are special requirements for generators due to the extremely large amount of starting amperage required to run these systems.

With you having a Geo-Thermal system it is recommended that you contact a certified electrician to have them do wattage calculations to verify the specific needs you have to power your Geo-Thermal system.

Typically portable generators and these types of systems do not work due to the large starting requirements. An emergency generator has 1 very large outlet but it does have restrictions because of the maximum amperage you can run through it.

The Winco WL18000VE generator has a 60A outlet as its main outlet which you would connect to the manual transfer system and the maximum wattage a 60A outlet, cord, power inlet box or switch can handle is 14400 watts which is really not enough to power any type of Geo-Thermal system.

With that said, your starting point should be an electrician and then once you see exactly what is required you can then make a decision on what generator you could go with.

by Mike, Product Expert
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Unleash the power with a ‘Big Dog’. Currently our largest industrial generator, built to take on big work sites. Boasting a Briggs & Stratton Vanguard commercial engine which is the proven industry standard for Big Block engine power, performance, and reliability. For the most challenging applications-where downtime is not an option- this Big Block has been engineered to deliver the dependability people need to get more done in less time. The 15 gallon fuel tank has a full load run time of... more
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